Little Mary Lennox is a bad-tempered, disagreeable child. When her parents die in India, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle in a big, lonely, old house.
There is nothing to do all day except walk in the gardens – and watch the robin flying over the high walls of the secret garden . . . which has been locked for ten years. And no one has the key.
(Click CC button to turn on/off subtitles.
Click the rectangle button at down-right corner to view fullscreen)
- angel: a messenger from God, or a very good person
- bad-tempered: often cross and angry
- bury (past tense buried): to put a person or thing in the ground
- confused: not able to think clearly, or to understand something
- cousin: the child of your uncle or aunt
- dialect: a different way of speaking the same language in a different part of a country (e.g. Yorkshire)
- disagreeable: not pleasing; bad-tempered
- furious: very angry
- handsome: good-looking (usually for a boy or a man)
- hop (past tense hopped): to jump on one foot
- horrid: bad, terrible, not at all nice
- magic: something strange that can make wonderful, unusual things happen
- shocked: very surprised (by something unpleasant)
- skip (past tense skipped): to jump again and again over a rope that you are swinging
- stare: to look at someone for a long time
- tears: drops of water that come from your eyes when you cry
- ugly: not beautiful
- wander: to walk slowly with no special plan
- whisper: to speak very softly and quietly.